Your gluten-free Thanksgiving table can now be complete with the classic taste of Southern Gluten Free Cornbread Dressing
What I love about this easy recipe
So many foods from a classic holiday meal are either off-limits for people who eat a gluten free diet OR the stand-ins simply aren’t as good.
That’s simply not the case here. You’d never know this cornbread dressing is gluten-free.
Okay, I know what you’re thinking. There’s nothing Southern or Classic about a “gluten-free” dressing. And that’s true. I was in my 40’s before I ever tasted a gluten-free version of cornbread dressing.
This year, I set out to perfect it. My mom is known for making Southern cornbread dressing for Thanksgiving dinner. So I paired my newly perfected gluten-free cornbread recipe (see note below) with her tried and true cornbread dressing recipe.
I was nervous at first. I’ll admit that my dressing turned out darker, browner than hers does (likely because she uses a white cornmeal mix for her cornbread) and I used yellow cornmeal. But color aside, it was nearly identical to her recipe taste-wise. And I consider that a huge success!
Frequently Asked Questions about my Southern Gluten Free Cornbread Dressing
Can I use a gluten-free cornbread mix?
Please don’t. I’ve tried them all, and they’re either bitter or entirely too sweet. Let me be clear. Sweet cornbread — while delicious — is NOT southern cornbread. And you absolutely don’t want to start your cornbread dressing with a pan of sweet cornbread.
Use this recipe as your homemade gluten-free cornbread recipe, which is the basis of this dressing. Instead of preparing them as muffins, cook the batter in a 9-inch cast iron skillet.
How does this differ from Gluten-Free Cornbread Stuffing?
Honestly, I can’t tell you. As a Southern girl, I’ve never had regular stuffing on my holiday table, only classic Southern Cornbread Dressing. Southern Cornbread Dressing is dense and rich… almost bread pudding-like.
Can I use fresh sage in place of the ground sage?
No. The best way to get that rich, bold sage flavor found in most classic cornbread dressings is to use dried sage. Fresh sage doesn’t pack enough of a punch for dressing, in my opinion.
Can I use coconut oil in place of the butter?
I don’t recommend it. The butter really stands out in this dressing in terms of rich, buttery flavor. I don’t think coconut oil would taste as good here.
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